4.30.2017

New Philippine Queens for 2017




The 2017 Binibining Pilipinas pageant was held ast night at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila. After an hour of deliberation by the judges, six lucky young women were awarded the following titles:

Miss Universe-Philippines 2017- Rachel Peters 

Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 - Maria Angelica de Leon

Bb Pilipinas Supranational 2017- Chanel Olive Thomas

Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental 2017 - Katarina Sonja Rodriguez

Bb Pilipinas Grand International - Elizabeth Clenci

Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2017 - Nelda Ibe

1st runner-up - Charmaine Elima

2nd runner-up -  Kristel Guelos

4.23.2017

Miss Indonesia 2017


Achintya Holte Nilsen was crowned Miss Indonesia 2017 in MNC Studio, Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta on April 22nd. She was crowned by her predecessor Miss Indonesia 2016 and Miss World 2016 2nd runner-up Natasha Mannuela. The reigning Miss World Stephanie Del Valle also assisted in the coronation. Astrini Putri was named as the first runner-up whiel Ivhanrel Eltrisna Sumerah was the second runner-up.  Nilsen, who is half-Norwegian, speaks fluent English. She will now compete in Miss World 2017 to be held in Sanya, China later this year.


PHOTO CREDITS: MISS WORLD ORGANIZATION

4.19.2017

Miss World Sweden 2017






 Hanna-Louise Haag Tuvér was crowned Miss World Sweden 2017 at Grand Hotel Stockholm on April 18. She is 20 years old and comes from Gavle.  She will now represent her country in Miss World 2017 pageant to be held in China later this year. 


On the same evening, Adam El Mallah, a 23-year-old gym instructor, was elected Mr. Sweden World 2017 and will compete in the next edition of Mr. World.


Photo credits: Miss Queen of Scandinavia Facebook Page

4.15.2017

Miss Russia 2017




MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/.  Polina Popova, representing the Sverdlovsk Region in the Urals, was crowned Miss Russia-2017 during the final show held in the Barvikha Luxury Village concert hall in Moscow on Saturday night.

Polina is 21 years old. She enjoys playing tennis and cooking, and studies Chinese. Her favorite book is Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.

The winner was crowned by Miss Russia-2016, Yana Dobrovolskaya of Tyumen, with a crown of white gold, decorated with diamonds and pearls and worth more than $1 million. She also receives a prize of 3 million rubles (over $53,000 at the current exchange rate), a car and an opportunity to represent Russia at the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

Ksenia Alexandrova of Moscow was named first runner-up, Albina Akhtyamova of Bashkortostan - second runner-up.

The new Miss Russia Polina Popova (center) is flanked by second runner-up Albina Akhtyamova (left)
and first runner-up Ksenia Alexandrova (right)

Every year, the Miss Russian National Beauty contest meets with tens of thousands of women across Russia’s 85 regions, who apply to become one of the 50 final contestants. This year, no applications were received from girls representing North Caucasus republics, but, for the first time, applicants of the Far Eastern Sakhalin Island and northern Russian city of Syktyvkar took part.

Miss Russia is the country’s national beauty pageant, which was held for the first time among Russian emigrants in Paris in 1927. In Soviet Union, the pageant was first held in 1989, under the name Miss USSR and has since been held annually in Moscow.
Since 2016, the pageant is held under the aegis of the Culture Ministry of Russia. TASS is an information partner of the event.

Source: Tass.com, 4/15/2017

 
 

4.12.2017

Las Vegas To Host Miss USA 2017 Pageant




The Miss Universe Organization has still not sent out an official statement regarding the date and the venue of the Miss USA 2017 pageant; however, several Miss USA 2017 contestants and state directors have been posting that the pageant will be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 14. The banner above was posted by RPM Productions. This will be the eighth time for the City of Lights to host the pageant which is now owned by WME/IMG company. 



The current Miss USA is Deshauna Barber (above) from the District of Columbia who was crowned last June 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo credit: MUO)




4.05.2017

Former Miss World Kaiane Aldorino Lopez Becomes Mayor of Gibraltar







New mayor Kaiane Lopez broke records yesterday as both Gibraltar’s youngest and the first Miss World to be a mayor.

The 30-year old former beauty queen crowned Miss World 2009 is also Gibraltar’s third female to take on the role of mayor.

In her honour Miss World Chairwoman Julia Morley attended the ceremony and donated $10,000 on behalf of the ‘Beauty with a purpose’ campaign to Gibraltar for children in need.
Mrs Morley told the Chronicle she plans on visiting the Rock in the coming months to work further with the former Miss World and new Mayor.

Yesterday outgoing Mayor Adolfo Canepa passed on the mayoral medallion to Mrs Lopez at an Investiture Ceremony held at the City Hall, marking the start of her tenure.



John Gonçalves now takes over Mrs Lopez position as Deputy Mayor.

“You were Miss Gibraltar, you were Miss World and now you are Mrs Mayor,” said Chief Minister Fabian Picardo at the ceremony which was attended by the Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis.

“When Kaiane Aldorino became Miss World she was someone who carried the dreams of Gibraltarians around the world. She became a free woman of Gibraltar and she has Gibraltar’s medallion of honour, our highest civic distinction. Therefore asking her to become mayor was something that the house was able to do unanimously,” he said.
Mr Picardo thanked Mr Canepa for his work as Mayor and welcomed Mrs Lopez and Mr Gonçalves into their new roles.

In her own address the new Mayor Kaiane Lopez spoke of how grateful she was to have been given this opportunity.

“Having served as deputy mayor for the last few years I have witnessed the hard work and dedication required to fulfil this role. I would therefore like to thank our former mayors for all they have contributed to the significance to the mayoralty,” she said.

“They are all truly an inspiration.”


Source: Gibraltar Chronicle, 4/5/2017

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